Mount St. Mary’s, Md. 61, Sacred Heart 45

Shawn Atupem scored 20 points to lead Mount St. Mary’s over

Sacred Heart 61-45 on Thursday night.

Atupem was 8 for 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from the free-throw

line as the Mountaineers (6-14, 4-3 Northeast Conference) beat

Sacred Heart for the sixth straight time. Mount St. Mary’s also

swept the season series with the Pioneers (7-11, 2-5) after winning

66-52 at Sacred Heart on Dec. 2.

The Mountaineers outscored Sacred Heart 34-14 in the paint

Thursday night, behind the play of forward Atupem.

Mount St. Mary’s forced the Pioneers into 18 turnovers and held

them to 29.2-percent shooting from the field (14 of 48). Sacred

Heart’s poor shooting continued to the free-throw line where they

made just 12 of 21 (57.1 percent).

Julian Norfleet scored 13 points and Lamar Trice added 11 for

the Mountaineers.

Chris Evans led Sacred Heart with 15 points off the bench.